To Walk in Another’s Shoes

Written by Jessica Fung, 2018 Fellow. “Don’t judge people for the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from.” Like it or not, a child’s background often determines the course of his or her life. Children from underprivileged communities do not have the same access to education opportunities, including…

From Sabah, To Sabah: Giving Back The Teacher Way

By Hamsaveni Vigneswararao Desmond and his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) club founded in 2018, which is now funded by Accenture after the Accenture Student Leadership Camp. Being placed in your own state to serve the two-year Teach For Malaysia Fellowship may be a dream come true for many Fellows, but that doesn’t make the…

Meet Alex, our Volunteer from Switzerland!

“It was in early 2018 when I applied for Credit Suisse’s Global Citizen Programme. Now, six months later, I am about to leave Switzerland and am heading towards Kuala Lumpur. I am definitely curious and a little nervous, but very excited about what is expecting me.” This was what Alexander Hayoz, Vice President of Credit…

#TFMweek2018 : Dancing Queen Goes Back To School

On the 6th of August, Suhaili Micheline, one of Malaysia’s most celebrated contemporary dancers and a name famously associated with the likes of Under Armour, Sk!n, Disney and Malaysia’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, took a ferry ride to a small island off Klang with 2018 Fellow Gee Keat to participate in a co-teaching…

Hisyamuddin Ghazali: Ilmu Pelita Hidup

“Ilmu pelita hidup.” Kata-kata yang sering kita perhatikan, terlekap kemas di mana-mana ceruk bangunan sekolah. Di mana-mana di seluruh negara ini, kita mudah benar menemui motto ini. Motto yang penuh erti dan makna namun buat kebanyakan kita hanya dilihat dengan mata, namun mesejnya tak berbekas di hati. Kata-kata kosong tak bererti. Sama seperti saya 16…

Aizat Luffi: Nilai sebuah pendidikan di Malaysia

Dilahirkan dalam sebuah keluarga yang berpendapatan rendah bukanlah sesuatu perkara yang buruk, malah ia mengajar saya untuk melihat dunia dengan rasa rendah diri serta mensyukuri segala nikmat dan kurniaan yang telah diberikan kepada saya. Salah satu kurniaan tersebut adalah pendidikan. Sebagai seorang anak pengawal keselamatan dan penjual nasi lemak, saya membesar melihat ibu bapa saya…

Journey to the Fellowship: Nadhirah Syalin Koh

Travel, exposure, and the opportunity to learn new things are very important to me. While studying abroad at university, my wanderlust led me to volunteer with refugees in Calais and children in Morocco. I served my Malaysian Society as president for a year, then spent the next year teaching debate to primary school kids through…